Very rare Black issue is complete and new in Visionaire black shipping box. Numbered edition of 2,000.
4 x 19 in. 9781888645484
Just in time for the holidays, Visionaire, the fashion and art publication extraordinaire, enters the world of toy manufacturing. But this ain't no Hasbro enterprise. For their 44th issue, Visionaire has collaborated with vanguard toy wizard Kidrobot to create an original Visionaire soft vinyl toy, and then further collaborated with 10 fashion designers--including Donatella Versace, Hedi Slimane, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabanna, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and Viktor & Rolf--to customize the toy into 10 different characters.
The issue is released in two sets of 5 toys, but each set contains photographs of all 10 characters. The characters and booklets are packaged inside an opaque molded plastic case. Kidrobot is the world's premier creator of limited edition art toys designed by world-renowned artists with backgrounds in graffiti, industrial design, fine art, graphic design, illustration, and music. This issue marks the first time Kidrobot has entered the world of fashion and the first time Visionaire has entered the world of toys. Christmas present, anyone?
From Visionaire: 44 TOYS, in collaboration with Kidrobot, consists of ten humanoid characters created by designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, and Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. Complete with mini accessories like cell phones, cameras, and martini glasses, this army of toys is one of the most highly sought-after Visionaire issues ever — grown adults behaved a lot like children in attempts to get their hands on a copy. For Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz, the series defined a moment for his toy label, expanding beyond its strictly street fan base. “We were focused on working with graffiti artists and street artists, and Visionaire was a way for us to connect with designers, which was really fun," said Budnitz.